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Faculty & Staff Safety Procedures

The safety of faculty, staff and students is a top priority of the University. To that end, the University has established procedures for early intervention to help prevent escalation of problem behavior to a crisis situation. These procedures also ensure a timely response in case of emergencies. Remember, it is only with your diligence that we are able to keep the campus safe.

    • Contact Campus Police immediately at 314-516-5155, if you are concerned for your safety or the safety others on campus. Our nationally accredited Police Department is part of a network of police and fire departments available at a moment's notice. When the situation has deescalated a referral will be made to Student Conduct and Community Standards if necessary.

    • All Campus Police officers are trained to respond to crisis situations; most have additional Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training to deal with behavioral problems. Faculty who have worked with the CIT officers have been very satisfied with their response.

    • If you find a student's behavior to be concerning, please contact Student Conduct and Community Standards at 314-516-5211 as soon as possible, even if you handle it. It may be the student is exhibiting this type of behavior elsewhere on campus. A single incident may not seem important, but a series of problems can raise flags.

Please remember that even troubled students deserve due process and protection of privacy. It is, therefore, important to communicate about student behavior only with designated individuals.